Ok hear me out.
The new Callaway CB wedge may appear as the offering for the players that aren’t crafty enough to play a Jaws Raw. It’s an honest take from a first-look standpoint, and honestly, I typically think the same thing.
However, this version is different. Why? Well, it’s a couple of things that you need to see, feel, live (in your hands) to understand. The Callaway wedge R&D team looked at this from the perspective of making a HIGH-performance wedge, NOT just a wedge that’ll help high handicappers get out of trouble. That has typically been the case in the past—big sole, high bounce, perimeter weighting, etc.
The new Callaway CB wedge now has a grind on it; id almost compare it to a wide S grind. In the video, you will see that the versatility is there, and once you get used to the slightly higher speed off the face and make that adjustment, it becomes a short-game tool that offers ALL players shotmaking ability and a little extra help. I’ve said in the past that on TOUR, the key determination for picking a wedge is forgiveness. So it comes down to a decision for any player when considering a wedge; where are your priorities?
If you want 100% control of the steering wheel and can live with the consequences of a mishit, then Jaws Raw is your wedge. If your main goal is to hit quality shots and get away with some mistakes, then CB is 100% a wedge you can look at.
I am playing with a 60/12 bent to 58/10, and I must say, once I got used to the speed off the face (which, as mentioned, is a bit quicker due to the design.) I have hit a ton of great shots, and I’m honestly still fascinated that this type of design can afford me what I had before, all while being a forgiving friend.
Give it a go, like my Apex ’21 experiment a couple of years ago; this test falls into the same category. An Ego-less journey that has actually helped me get better.